Middle of the World, The

A FILM BY Vicente Amorim

Engrossing, soulfully acted.
-Cchuck Wilson, L.A. WEEKLY
A warm portrait of a family linked strongly by love under arduous circumstances.
-Laura Clifford, REELING REVIEWS


Romão, illiterate and unemployed, feels destiny drawing him on an odyssey to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a job and a decent life. Based on a true story, The Middle of the World follows a family of seven on a journey 2,000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. Along the way, director Vicente Amorim beautifully explores the inner dynamics of a family facing a great challenge. The Middle of the World is an unimaginable road movie, both graceful and tender, about having the courage to pursue your dreams.

Original Languages: Portuguese
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 85 min.
Year: 2003


Claudia Abreu
Wagner Moura
Vicente Amorim